2020 Global Forum on Women in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR)
| New dates coming soon


Nairobi, March 5, 2020:

Out of an abundance of caution and informed by the growing risks and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we take the difficult but necessary decision to postpone GoFoWiSeR2020 to a later date.  At this point we judge it to be in all our interest to not bring together over 400 participants from across the globe for the event and we hope you understand. We will communicate the new dates for the event as soon as the threat of COVID-19 dissipates and we appreciate your understanding in the meanwhile.

Building on two highly successful convenings held in 2018 and 2019 in Nairobi and Dakar respectively, GoFoWiSeR 2020 will be held on the margins of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF)’s Global Gathering 2020.  NEF Global Gathering is the largest science and innovation gathering on the African continent, held every two years. #NEF2020 will be held in Nairobi from March 10-13, 2020 with more than 2000 delegates expected to attend including Heads of States and ministers. With GoFoWiSeR seeking to improve the experiences and increase the numbers of particularly emerging women scientists, #NEF2020 is an exceptional platform to accelerate this objective.

On March 11 and 12, GoFoWiSeR 2020 will convene stakeholders including young women scientists, established senior women scientists, research funders and heads of institutions to share and discuss the strategies that are working in catalyzing connections and strengthening the networks of actors working to bring the gender gap in STEM. In addition, #GoFoWiSeR2020 seeks to showcase some outcomes of its previous convenings by spotlighting some lessons from previous participants which can be scaled up.

Dr. Musonda Mumba,
Chief, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit (TEU) Ecosystems Division UN Environment

Dr. Intan Hamdan-Livramento,
Economist, Innovation Economics Section: Economics and Statistics Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Prof. Muhammadou M.O. Kah,
Vice President of Academic Affairs / Provost and Professor of Information Technology and Computing, The American University of Nigeria

Dr. Moses Osiru,
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

Prof. Mabel Imbuga,
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Dr. Salome Guchu,
Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA)